New York: The Macmillan Company, 1916. First American Edition. A novel first published serially in The Nation between May-October, 1916. A masterpiece of the wartime experience during WWI, with many scenes set in Wells's home in Essex. WELLS 60. First Printing. Octavo (20cm); vertically-ribbed red cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine and front cover; pictorial dustjacket; color frontispiece by Lucius Wolcott Hitchcock; [vi],443,,pp ads. Spine ends nudged, corners gently tapped (though still sharp), with rough erasure to gift inscription on front endpaper; Very Good. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $1.50), edgeworn, with several short tears and attendant creases, and some small losses to upper joints; Very Good+.